John Seymour Allen

27 November 1870–22 January 1966 (Age 95)
Richmond, Cache, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of John Seymour

When John Seymour Allen was born on 27 November 1870, in Richmond, Cache, Utah, United States, his father, Charles Hopkins Allen, was 40 and his mother, Elizabeth Adelaide Hoopes, was 23. He married Barbara Ann Phelps on 29 October 1895, in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Chandler, Maricopa, Arizona, United States in 1935 and Supervisorial District 1, Maricopa, Arizona, United States in 1940. He died on 22 January 1966, in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, United States, at the age of 95, and was buried in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Seymour Allen
Barbara Ann Phelps
Marriage: 29 October 1895
Charles Ashael Allen
Blanche Allen
Hyrum Loren Allen
Barbara Allen
John R Allen
Gove Liahona Allen
Mary Allen
Eldred Phelps Allen
Russell Hoopes Allen
Ben Rich Allen
Joseph Seymour Allen
Della Allen

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    29 October 1895St. George, Washington, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1872 · The First National Park
    Age 2
    Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
    Age 11
    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 26
    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish: from the Middle English, Old French personal name Alain, Alein (Old Breton Alan), from a Celtic personal name of great antiquity and obscurity. In England the personal name is now usually spelled Alan, the surname Allen; in Scotland the surname is more often Allan. From 1139 it was common in Scotland, where the surname also derives from Gaelic Ailéne, Ailín, from ail ‘rock’. The present-day frequency of the surname Allen in England and Ireland is partly accounted for by the popularity of the personal name among Breton followers of William the Conqueror, by whom it was imported first to Britain and then to Ireland. Saint Alan(us) was a 5th-century bishop of Quimper, who was a cult figure in medieval Brittany. Another Saint Al(l)an was a Cornish or Breton saint of the 6th century, to whom a church in Cornwall is dedicated.English: occasionally perhaps from the rare Middle English femaje personal name Aline (Old French Adaline, Aaline), a pet form of ancient Germanic names in Adal-, especially Adalheidis (see Allis ).French: variant of Allain , a cognate of 1 above, and, in North America, (also) an altered form of this.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Story Highlight

    A brief autobiography of Russell Hoopes Allen

    This short autobiography was contributed to a Webb Family Book compiled and published by Leona Webb Cardon and E. LaMarr Cardon in 1985. RUSSELL HOOPES ALLEN BORN: 7 July 1914, Mesa, Arizona BLESS …

    Sources (60)

    • John S Allen in entry for Ben Rich Allen, "Arizona, Birth Certificates and Indexes, 1855-1930"
    • John Seymoure Allen, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • John S in entry for Russell Hoops Allen and Eva Webb, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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